Vancouver Fire Department reminds residents about fireworks ban within city limits

June 30, 2023

With the Fourth of July approaching, Vancouver Fire Marshal Heidi Scarpelli and Fire Chief Brennan Blue would like to remind residents that it is illegal to use, possess or sell fireworks of any kind within the Vancouver city limits. If you are unsure if you live with the city limits of Vancouver, use the Do You Live in Vancouver map to find out.

The city’s ban is on all fireworks, including Class C “safe and sane” fireworks like sparklers, fountains, ground-spinning fireworks and smokeballs. It is also illegal to buy fireworks elsewhere and then transport them into the city.

Violators may be cited, with the minimum fine starting at $500.

This Fourth of July weekend, please call 360-597-7888 to report the illegal use of fireworks.

Help first responders prioritize preserving lives and property by only calling 911 to report if you witness or see something on fire or if there is a medical or life-threatening emergency.

Fireworks laws vary throughout Clark County. Visit Clark County’s website to view an interactive map of current fireworks laws by location.


Contact: Heidi Scarpelli, Vancouver Fire Marshal, 360-833-3418, Heidi.Scarpelli@cityofvancouver.us